WATCH: Floyd Mayweather Shadowboxes on the Helipad of Burj Al Arab

Published 01/19/2022, 6:59 AM EST

Undefeated five-division world champion, Floyd Mayweather, isn’t really done with the sport of boxing. Although he took professional retirement in 2017 after amassing his 50 win against Conor McGregor, Mayweather has appeared in two exhibition bouts since then.

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After taking on Japan’s Tenshin Nasukawa in Dec 2017, Floyd Mayweather returned to action against Logan Paul in June 2021. After a full-length fight, which turned into a draw, ‘TBE’ will reportedly have his next appearance this year in Dubai. He looks viable to take on YouTuber Money Kicks, with the venue being the helipad of Burj Al Arab.

Floyd Mayweather dropped glimpses of his tour of the luxury hotel. He also filmed himself shadowboxing on the helipad. Although Mayweather didn’t hint at his opponent’s name, he verified his intentions of fighting in the Middle East.

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‘Money’ Mayweather said, “It has always been a goal of mine to come to the UAE and put on a show and display my talent for the people of the Middle East.”

Mayweather flirted with a full-time retirement from boxing after his exhibition against Logan Paul. But he reportedly spun over $100 million in one night. The lucrative money seems to have urged him to re-lace the gloves. Furthermore, Floyd Mayweather will appear in an exhibition, which means his undefeated record will remain intact.

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Money Kicks doesn’t really have a strong experience in the sport. The 20-year-old, however, is a popular name in the social media spectrum, and that will help him stage a successful PPV event against Floyd Mayweather. Although the fight is yet not official, it seems close to being sealed.

Rashed Belhasa, aka Money Kicks, has confirmed the rumors from his end. He has also taken important tips from Logan Paul on how to tackle the best boxer of this generation. All these factors justify the fight to be happening soon. While Money Kicks is aware of the dangers ‘TBE’ can bring, he is also confident about his own chances.

Money Kicks has sent a strong message to Floyd Mayweather

Four years back, Belhasa (Money Kicks) had met Mayweather as a fan. Today, he is in talks to face him in the ring. This massive up-gradation has brought out respect from Money Kicks for Floyd Mayweather. But on entering the ring, he doesn’t seem to check his shots.

In an exclusive chat with Sky Sports, Belhasa said, “I won’t lie to myself. Entering the ring with him is an honour. I will try my best.”

“You never know – any punch can land, and I have heavy hands.”

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“If he underestimates me? A punch can come. Anything can happen.”

“I am much taller than him.”

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Money Kicks also mentioned how he grew up with lions since birth and he doesn’t fear any human. These facts will spice up the fight slated to happen on the Helipad of Burj Al Arab. However, Mayweather will remain a favorite, with the fight possibly having no value to the traditional combat fans.

What do you make of this fight between Floyd Mayweather and Money Kicks?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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